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Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (1992)

A chopper-based war game set after the first Gulf War.




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Credited cast:
Kenneth Hurley ...
General Kilbaba - The Madman (as Ken Hurley)
Walter Stein ...
Lesley Mansford ...
Herself - EANN Anchorwoman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Strike Soldier, B2 Pilot, Enemy Soldier, Civilian


A year after the Gulf War, a self styled General named Kilbaba takes over an Arab Emirate and threatens to start WWIII against its enemy in the West, the U.S. The whole world holds their breath as the President chooses you to destroy Kilbaba and his terrorist army before he launches a nuclear attack on the world! You must fly an specially designed AH-64A Apache on a series of missions from rescuing MIAs, destroying power plants, to blowing apart SCUD missiles! Take out his defenses while trying to find out Kilbaba's plans. Take on the Madman and forever rid this threat. Written by Shawn Watson

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gulf war | iraq | fictional war | See All (3) »


Action | Adventure


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1992 (USA)  »

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A sequel was produced a year later titled "Jungle Strike" See more »

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the end credits sequence (the player and his co-pilot are congratulated by President George H.W. Bush on the White House lawn) the Bushes' dog cocks his leg against Barbara Bush. See more »


Followed by Jungle Strike (1993) See more »

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A madman and a lot of bullets!
17 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

ever wanted to fly your own apache over the gulf of Persia? well, 14 years ago, you could have! of course, you needed a super Nintendo or a sega genesis. and the game pak.

Anyways, it's one year after the gulf war. the Kuwait have retreated and now a madman named General Mubaba has taken power. he plans to destroy the world with scud launchers and nuclear attack. it could be only a few months before the united states are destroyed by nuclear bombs.

That's where the president gets serious. he decides to hire the best chopper pilots in the several armies. he hires Lt. "X-man" Thomas, a man who can use the winch like a pro but his marksmanship needs practice. then there's Lt. "Aussie" Tinmarie, an Australian who's had her skills built up by years of horse racing. she's well rounded and good on the first try. then there's Lt. "Mr. D" arrick, a guy who literally has no fear of getting killed or shot. he loses control of his body in the heat of combat, pretty much blowing up everything around him. then there's Lt. "Tracker" Michaels, a Guy who is an expert marksman. but he can't use the winch to save his life. and finally, an MIA pilot whom you must rescue if you want to use him. he's the best of everything, plus he knows where to go for R & R (Resting and recreating)

My opinion on the game? Just shoot and don't get your head blown off. and that's really damn easy for the enemy. they've got tanks, Anti-aircraft missiles, guard towers, everything you'd expect from a deadly enemy. but you get hellfires, Hydras, and Bullets, and a pimped-out helicopter. use those to destroy the enemy and maybe, just maybe you'll survive.

9/10 for the game

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